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M.A. (Master of Arts)

The Department of English and American Studies at the University of Regensburg enjoys high national and international renown. It has established itself among the leading German research institutes in the field, which was most recently confirmed by the national research rating of the German Council of Science and Humanities in December 2012. In all categories of the survey the sections of our department achieved the highest possible results.

(Information for CURRENT STUDENTS)


overview

The Department of English and American Studies, comprising of the three research groups English Linguistics, British/Irish Studies and American Studies offers the following graduate programs:

  • M.A. Englische Sprachwissenschaft / English Linguistics
  • M.A. Britische Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft / British Studies
  • M.A. Amerikanistik / American Studies
  • M.A. European-American Studies (in cooperation with the Department of Political Science)

These M.A. programs are designed to expand the scope of a first academic qualification while also incorporating practical options.

Admission:

Prerequisite is an above-average first academic degree in a relevant discipline - usually a B.A. or equivalent or higher. Applicants need to demonstrate an excellent command of the English language at level C1 or higher (or equivalent) according to the Common European Framework of References for Languages (CEFR). Applicants must also demonstrate their aptitude for an M.A. This is usually documented by their CV, a list of courses attended so far plus an outline of their future career plans. Already established research interests and relevant extracurricular activities should also be mentioned, as well as stays abroad that are relevant to your studies.

Application

Deadline for applications for academic year 2015/16: June 1st, 2015.

Application documents:

  • B.A.-certificate or higher; or equiv.
  • transcript of academic records, citing your attended courses and documenting your hitherto achieved credit points (at least 150 credit points ECTS) and your average grade
  • your CV (including the exact titles + grades of your qualifications, and full name of your university)
  • a covering letter in English (approx. 2 pages) outlining your motivation for applying for a MA program as well as the relevance of this program for your professional and academic plans/goals
  • documentation of stays abroad that are relevant to your studies
  • documentation of academic and extra-curricular activities such as internships, projects, etc. that are relevant to your studies
  • English-language certificate (level C1 or equiv.)
  • secondary school-leaving certificate (high-school or equiv.)
  • any other relevant certificates
  • depending on which program you apply for, please also include the following in your application:
    • for MA programmes in British Studies and English Linguistics: a sample of your academic work (10-20 pages), written in English
    • for MA programs in American Studies and European American Studies: a subject-based essay in English of 12,000-15,000 characters (including blanks). The topic and information on procedures are now online (April 15): MA American Studies // MA European-American Studies
  • INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: additional mandatory application form(s) and further information e.g. on accomodation, finances etc.: see International Office
    o application form ( => here).  Please note: our MA programs are single subject programs, thus it is not possible to combine two or more subjects.
    o Declaration of Financial Support ( => here)
    o APS-Certificate (all applicants from China, Vietnam and Mongolia) ( => here)
    Please note: should you wish to apply for two degree programs (1st and 2nd choice), please make sure to supply two copies of your complete application documents! Otherwise, please leave the respective blanks on the application form empty!

Please note that our MA programs are English-language programs. German-language proficiency is not required, although it is advisable to have basic German language skills to organize your studies and life in Regensburg.

All documents must be in either English or German language, and officially certified copies or translations.

Please send your application by mail to the following address (no online applications will be accepted):

           Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik
           - Studienorganisation (M.A.-application) -
           Universität Regensburg
           93040 Regensburg
           Germany

Questions regarding your application:

Studienberatung und Studiengangkoordination: Gabriele Mödl (Ms.)

programs

Further Information on the structure and contents of the M.A. programs is available in the following documents:

The " general description" aims at giving you a short overview of the degree programme; the "modular structure" summarizes the details set out in the "module catalog"; all degree programs are regulated by the official "regulations of studies"; further information, especially regarding research areas and activities here at Regensburg can be found on the homepages of each Chair.

M.A. Englische Linguistik / English Linguistics

M.A. Britische Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft /
British Studies

M.A. Amerikanistik / American Studies

M.A. European-American Studies

modular structure (pdf)

module catalog (pdf)

general description
(in English)

general description
(in German)

regulations of studies
(in German)

English Linguistics Department

modular structure (pdf)

module catalog (pdf)

general description
(in English)

general description
(in German)

regulations of studies
(in German)

British Studies Department

modular structure (pdf)

module catalog (pdf)

general description
(in English)

general description
(in German)

regulations of studies
(in German)

American Studies Department

modular structure (pdf)

module catalog (pdf)

general description
(in English)

general description
(in German)

regulations of studies
(in German)

American Studies Department

Some information for first-semester students can be found here (recommended courses for your first semester, course types etc.).

Questions regarding the study programs:

Studienberatung und Studiengangkoordination: Gabriele Mödl (Ms.)

  1. Fakultät für Sprach-, Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaften

Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik

Informationen zum Studium

Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik

Universität Regensburg

93040 Regensburg